Friday, April 17, 2009
And BJSS are expected to cruise into the semis, and go for their 12th title in the junior tournament.
BJSS already have seven League and four overall titles in the bag.
QUARTER-FINALS (First Leg): Sunday: Bukit Jalil Sports School v Temerloh (Bukit Jalil, 5pm); Nur Insafi v Bandar Penawar Sports School (Manjung Pitch, 5pm); Malacca v Tenaga Nasional (Malacca, 5pm); Petaling Jaya CC v An derson (Bukit Jalil Pitch II, 5pm).
RETURN LEG: April 22 -- Temerloh v Bukit Jalil Sports School (Kuantan Stadium, 5pm); Bandar Penawar Sports School v Nur Insafi (Bandar Penawar, 5pm); Tenaga Nasional v Malacca (KLHA Stadium, 5pm); Anderson v Petaling Jaya CC (Azlan Shah Stadium, 5pm).
RESULTS: Division Two: Petaling Jaya CC 2 BJSS Juniors 0, Olak 3 Setapak High 1, Tenaga Nasional 3 BPSS Juniors 1, Bandar Penawar Sports School 5 Anderson 1, Batu Pahat 0 Malacca 3.
Division Three: English College 2 Datuk Taha 2.
P W D L F A Pts
BJSS 11 10 0 1 36 9 30
BPSS 11 9 2 0 43 13 29
TENAGA 11 7 1 3 32 17 22
ANDERSON 11 6 1 4 23 18 19
PJ CC 11 5 3 3 19 19 18
MALACCA 11 5 1 5 26 20 16
SETAPAK HIGH 11 3 4 4 19 19 13
OLAK 11 3 3 5 19 27 12
BATU PAHAT 11 2 3 6 19 26 9
BJSS JRS 11 2 2 7 11 32 8
KIJANG MAS 11 2 2 7 13 25 8
BPSS JRS 11 1 0 10 13 36 3
P W D L F A Pts
NUR INSAFI 9 8 0 1 41 9 24
TEMERLOH 9 6 2 1 23 16 20
PERLIS 9 6 1 2 28 16 19
TBSS-TAMPIN 9 5 2 2 18 14 17
MATRI 9 4 1 4 19 18 13
PENANG 9 2 5 2 17 19 11
MSAB 9 2 3 4 11 15 9
DATUK TAHA 9 1 3 5 22 26 6
SELANGOR 9 1 2 6 8 20 5
K.SELANGOR 9 0 1 8 11 44 1
This tournament meant a great test for Singapore and Malaysia World Cup (7-21 June) in U21, and Spain, Germany, England and Malaysia were willing to show their power and learn about other’s. Spain opened the tournament with a victory over Malaysia (2-1) in the last PC of the game and next day was stuck by a powerful Germany (1-5) that seemed to be the likely winner of the tournament after Malaysia and England draw (3-3). Nevertheless German’s missed the chance of winning the tournament against Malaysia (2-2) and spoiled the victory with a defeat against England (3-6). Spain found a surprising first place as they had defeated England the day before (5-3)
U18 competition was the most important test for England, Spain, Germany and Netherlands to prepare the European Cup in Nivelles (Belgium) on July 7-12. England was the first to secure a place on the final after beating Germany (2-1) and Spain (3-2), while Spain grabbed the last seat beating Germany (3-1). Netherlands had lost their chances losing against Spain (2-4) and Germany (1-2) and could at least claim a victory against already classified England on day before the final (4-1).
Germany got the third position repeating the score against Dutch (2-1) and England won the final in a very defensive game against Spain decided with a golden goal (2-1).
U16 tournament was probably the most spectacular of all of them. Spain, England, Germany and Netherlands played the most important international tournament of the year as there is not European Cup in 2009 and cheered the crowds with many goals and open games. Spain got a convincing victory over Netherlands on the first game (5-1) but failed against England (3-4) before getting the classification with a draw against Germany (4-4) in a crazy game that Germany was able to overcome from 3-0 to 3-4 but Spain could draw with 4 minutes to the end. England draw against Germany (4-4), beat Spain and defeated Netherlands (3-1) on the last game to get the final. Dutch win their game against Germany (3-2) and lost the bronze medal in the PS after drawing against Germans (1-1), while Spain got the victory of the tournament winning England on the final (3-2)
Spain 2-1 Malaysia
Spain 1-5 Germany
England 3-3 Malaysia
England 3-5 Spain
Germany 2-2 Malaysia
Germany 3-6 England
1. Spain 6 points
2. England 4 points
3. Germany 4 points
4. Malaysia 2 points
Council member Joseph de Silva, who claims he is representing several affiliates afraid to publicly voice their intentions, wants SHA president Datuk Salamon Selamat to step down honourably.
The elections are by way of on-the-spot nominations.
"I am sad to say that the SHA has not done any development or organised a league for the past four years, and the president is holding on to power for no purpose," alleged de Silva.
"I represent many affiliates who feel it is time Salamon steps down and make way for someone who has the time for hockey."
When contacted, Salamon said: "Yes, I will be seeking re-election. I do not want to comment in the press on why we did not have any league, or answer any other questions. I will answer the affiliates if they ask me during the BGM."
Salamon has been at the helm since 2002.
De Silva, who was banned three years by the Malaysian Hockey Federation (MHF) and returned early this year to once again take charge of Old La Sallians Association of Klang in the Malaysia Hockey League, is not afraid of facing the consequences of his outburst.
"I am not afraid because I am speaking the truth. Hockey in Selangor is dead, and the 10 affiliates are now relying on the Kuala Lumpur HA for matches. Many Klang-based teams are now playing in the KLHA League and this is embarrassing.
"I urge the president, and all those who know they have no time for hockey, to make way for new blood," said De Silva.
The Selangor HA deputy president is Abu Bakar Zin, vice-presidents Zulkepli Ahmad, Dr Kerpal Singh, Mohammad Mahud Osman and Taram Singh.
Zainal Abidin Ismail is secretary while the treasurer is N. Ganswaran with the 10 clubs as its affiliates.
Selangor, once a hockey powerhouse, also had to resort to drafting two Malacca and one Sarawak player for their National Under-16 campaign due to lack of talent.
It was launched at a special function presided over by the President of the Asian Hockey Federation, Sultan Azlan Shah.
Also present on the occasion were the President of FIH, Leandro Negre, President of the African Federation, Saif Ahmed, and the MHF President, Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah. The website has several important features including facilities for uploading videos, photos and for blogging.